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Gewurz

  1. 1. GermanySure, Germans like to start wars
  2. 2. GermanyEven though...
  3. 3. GermanyThey are 0 / 2 against the United States
  4. 4. Germany
  5. 5. GermanyThey used to fight a lot with
  6. 6. Germany…the French
  7. 7. GermanyLots of people died
  8. 8. War sucks!
  9. 9. GermanyBut the result of it all
  10. 10. GermanyAfter the Franco Prussian War
  11. 11. GermanyIs that Germany would control the Alsace region
  12. 12. Germany
  13. 13. Germany Which is where many of the goodgewurztraminers in the world come from
  14. 14. GewürztraminerAnd began spelling it with an umlaut
  15. 15. GewurztraminerWhat is gewurztraminer?
  16. 16. Gewurztraminer is a type of grape
  17. 17. GermanyWith a weird genetic makeup
  18. 18. GermanyGewurz = “spiced”
  19. 19. GermanyTraminer = An older grape variety with roots in the Southern Tyrol
  20. 20. South Tyrol
  21. 21. Germany Gewurz from Alsace has more potentaromatics than those in the rest of Germany
  22. 22. GermanyTraminer may = savagnin blanc (not the same thing as todays sauvignon blanc, though bothtraminer and sauvignon blanc may share a savagnin blanc root)
  23. 23. California Gewurztraminer Back in the 70s & 80s
  24. 24. It was a different time
  25. 25. California GewurztraminerWinemakers did a terrible job with the gewurztraminer
  26. 26. California GewurztraminerGrew it in the wrong climates and with the wrong soils
  27. 27. California Gewurztraminer And since the wine sucked
  28. 28. California GewurztraminerThey decided to leave in a bunch of residual sugar and sell it as a sweet wine
  29. 29. Marketing term:“Pissing in the water”
  30. 30. Marketing term:
  31. 31. Example: Fester Vineyards
  32. 32. DisinfectingHas been going on for years
  33. 33. Gewurztraminer isStarting to do well in California
  34. 34. The best California gewurztraminersCome from the Anderson Valley
  35. 35. TerroirThe fruit benefits from long, cool summers
  36. 36. Anderson ValleyCoastal/marine layer
  37. 37. Ferrington gewurzDry Farmed (no irrigation/deficit irrigation)
  38. 38. Drink up!I dont want to carry it home :)

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